Meat free and flavourful
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Hello! I’m Anyonita, author of a gluten free food blog, and today I’ll be sharing an easy dinner recipe that’s full of sweet roasted veggies and totally indulgent halloumi cheese.
We used to be big meat eaters in my house, but we’re finding that cutting back on our consumption of meat (especially red meat) has given us all lots more energy and generally made us feel better.
The problem that you can sometimes have with veggie dishes is that they end up lacking substance and often times, when you’re used to the heavy-going entrée of a big hunk of meat, they can feel like side dishes and not the main event. That’s not the case with this veggie dish!
I promise, you’ll absolutely love it! It tastes wonderful, is so easy to make and it’ll leave you filled up and not hungry for more—what more could you ask for?
Halloumi and Mediterranean Veggie Bake
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tin plum tomatoes
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 courgettes, sliced
- 4 tomatoes, diced
- 50 grams frozen peas
- 200 grams Halloumi, sliced
- Fresh basil
- Salt and pepper
- Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion and garlic until fragrant, about two minutes.
- Add the fresh tomatoes, courgettes, cumin, paprika and toast until just starting to colour.
- Add the tomato paste and the tinned tomatoes, salt and pepper and heat through, stirring to combine.
- Transfer the contents of the pan into a roasting dish, and roast for 15 to 20 minutes until the vegetables are cooked through.
- Top with slices of the halloumi and return to the oven for another 5 to 10 minutes or until the halloumi begins to brown.
- Sprinkle over chopped fresh basil and serve.
The great thing about this recipe is that it is so versatile! You can really chuck any vegetables you want at it to add a bit more variety to your dish. It’d be great with aubergines, spinach or even chickpeas thrown in. If you’re not giving up meat and would prefer to add in some, try minced lamb. Just brown the mince at the first stage when you add in the garlic and the onions and follow the rest of the instructions as given. Be sure to tag either She Eats or Anyonita Nibbles in your photos if you share your creations on social media and let us both know what you thought!
This recipe is suitable for coeliacs and it is free from gluten and wheat. To make it dairy free, vegan and vegetarian friendly, replace the sheep’s cheese with a suitable dairy-free alternative.
Visit my blog for these other gluten free options:
- Gluten Free Halloumi and Bacon Frittatas
- Gluten Free One Pot Taco Pasta
- Best Ever Gluten Free Toad in the Hole
Anyonita is an American expat and momma to two gorgeous cookies. She writes gluten free recipes that don’t taste like crap! Connect with her…
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SHE LOVES: Anyonita doesn’t sacrifice taste by going gluten free, and we love her for that!